• Client: Private
  • Location: Tuscany
  • Status: preliminary project idea
  • Team: Michel Schranz, Julien Kiefer
  • Use: sculpture pavilion
  • Years: Inception 2016

This is a proposal for an art 'shelter' in an remote area of Tuscany for a collector & wine maker. A circular roof with an aperture covered in shingles rising out of the landscape. Deep, rammed earth walls provide room for ancillary, functional spaces and are covered by a delicate wooden structure offering shelter and shade for sculptures. The structure contains no mechanical or electrical installations and has a cave like quality. Conceptually the space is inspired by thatched clay huts of central african tribes with a spatial generosity in stark contrast to the normally modest and outmost utilitarian huts we have started from. The project is unlikely to be built.